Woven 10G Switch

Woven 10G Switch

Woven 10G Switch

Communications equipment manufacturers need to keep up with a wave of constant changes in the industry.  The current bandwidth explosion means that our customers are fighting harder than ever for their lives.  Often, they need a design team with the breadth and experience of companies like Arira to meet ever demanding schedules and the ability to meet cost pressures.

Telecom Roots
One of our first clients, Woven Systems (now Fortinet), needed a team who understood the challenges involved in designing a 10GbE Carrier Class Ethernet Fabric Switch from the ground up.  The technology involved in this design set the standard for next generation multi-core servers, server consolidation and virtualization, IP storage and data center grids.

Woven 10GbE Switch

Unique design features of this project include:

  • Woven ASIC design which provided optimal traffic management through unique load balancing algorithms
  • Hot replaceable cards and redundant management and switch fabrics for reliable hardware
  • Unique cooling and orthogonal interconnect solution reduces hardware costs by enabling low-cost PCB fab materials
  • Scalable architecture

For this project, Arira provided:

  • Hardware and chassis architecture support
  • EDS authoring
  • Schematic development
  • CPLD design
  • PCB layout guidelines & management
  • Validation & compliance testing

Engineered by: Craig Paulsen

  • About Us

    Arira was founded in 2003 by three experienced design engineers who wanted to build a company focused on designing and building electronic systems within extremely tight schedules, giving clients access to both knowledge of design as well as connecting them to a first rate project management team. Drawing on skill sets from the Networking, Telecom, Storage Networks and Handheld Devices markets, Arira has grown into a highly regarded electronic design services firm. Our focus continues to be on system design services, prototyping, and project management.
  • Our Solutions

    Arira provides superior quality design and development for a variety of electronic products and industries. Arira's extensive experience in complex designs and proven methodologies are ideally suited for the following markets: Telecommunications Systems: Data Networking; Storage Area Networking; High Performance Computing; Handheld / Mobile Devices; Consumer Electronics; Peripheral Cards